It certainly says something about our culture, when a sitting senator, purportedly a more responsible figure than just the run of the mill yous and mes, gets a suspension from a social media platform for violating its rules against COVID-19 misinformation. That’s the case. Ron Johnson is on a seven-day time out from You Tube and if he persists in misinformation, he can be booted from the platform altogether. Then he and Trump can cry on each other’s shoulder. The Hill:
The platform said it also removed a video from Johnson in line with its policies against COVID-19 misinformation. The video had highlighted Johnson’s remarks from a hearing where he discussed experimental treatments for COVID-19 like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
“We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Hill. […]
The video that was taken down showed Johnson tearing into the Biden administration over its response to the pandemic and touting the two drugs, which are unproven as treatments for the virus.
“It always baffled me that there was such a concerted effort to deny the American public the type of robust exploration research into early treatment early in this pandemic,” Johnson said before calling ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine “incredibly safe.”
Johnson tore into YouTube’s decision on Friday, casting it as emblematic of “Big Tech’s” power.
Wisconsin needs to do itself a favor and get rid of RoJo. He is truly an embarrassment. Either he doesn’t know he’s being grotesquely irresponsible by talking this crazy conspiracy theory talk, or his powers of discernment are so limited that he actually thinks that fish tank cleaner and the like is a cure for the coronavirus. Either way, this is not somebody you want to entrust with the responsibility of lawmaking.
Please, Wisconsin. For yourself and for the rest of us, this guy belongs in the stone age, not the Senate.